Molly Norris, the Seattle cartoonist whose joking suggestion for an "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" earned her a fatwa from religious extremists, has been forced into hiding, for her own safety.

The Seattle Weekly, which ran Norris' comics, said yesterday that "on the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI, she is, as they put it, "going ghost": moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity." For the moment, at least, she's no longer publishing cartoons, or doing anything else, except hiding from cowardly fanatics who would kill a human being over a stupid cartoon.

Outrageous. Come back soon, Molly.

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